Salary & Benefits

Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital offer a competitive salary and benefits package to its entire House Staff. Stipends are reviewed annually and recommendations are made by the Graduate Medical Education Committee. Details are available through the Graduate Medical Education Office, Aldrich Building, Rhode Island Hospital, (401) 444-8450.

2024-2025 Salaries

PGY 1 – $69,750.45

PGY 2 – $72,675.75

PGY 3 – $77,257.95


  • State and Federal Credentialing costs including malpractice insurance as a trainee
  • Health Insurance & Dental Insurance
  • Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance
  • Employee Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • HIV Insurance – Legal Services Insurance
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Tax-Sheltered Accounts – TIAA – CREF
  • Benefit costs are shared between the Hospital and the House Staff based upon options selected.

*For specific details on benefit options contact the Lifespan Benefits office 401-444-5265.

Other Benefits

  • On-Call meals (residents only)
  • On-Call Sleep Rooms
  • Custom Lab Coats (2- long) and Scrubs (1 pair)
  • Paid and Unpaid Leave of Absence
  • ATM on Premises
  • Fitness and Wellness Center on Site
  • Employee Health Services
  • Payroll Deductions for U.S. Savings Bonds
  • On-Site Day Care Center: Bright Horizon’s Children’s Center (401) 454-0312
  • Direct Deposit to Any Bank
  • House Officer Loan Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Activities and Discount Programs
  • Free Notary Public
  • Taxi Voucher Program
  • Free Employee Parking
  • Courtesy Van Service to the Parking Lots
  • Sheltered bicycle racks

Professional Allowance

All Medical residents receive a professional allowance of $250.00 during each of the three training years which can be used for books, medical equipment, test-prep materials, and conferences.

Research Projects

Residents who present their published papers or accepted abstracts at national meetings are supported for registration, travel and hotel for their role as the primary presenter.

Employment Policies

Lifespan has taken, and will continue to take, affirmative action to ensure that all employees and applicants for employment and transfer/promotion at all Lifespan affiliates, are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Lifespan is committed to make employment decisions based on valid, job-related criteria and to recruit and select qualified applicants on the basis of education, skill, experience and ability.

“Every day, our hospitals treat patients suffering from the health effects of smoking. In January 2012, Lifespan Hospitals implemented a hiring policy and practice that prohibits hiring anyone who uses tobacco products. It is also hospital policy to require all new employees, including House Officers, to undergo and pass a pre-employment drug screening. The Hospital will make a determination of whether the information revealed by any required drug screening test renders the House Officer ineligible for acceptance into the training program.”

Please click here to download an example of the Rhode Island Hospital House Officer’s Agreement.